These Are the Blues

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These are the Blues
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald
Released 1963
Recorded October 28-29, 1963, A&R Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz, Blues
Length 41:34
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

These are the Blues is a 1963 (see 1963 in music) studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, featuring the trumpeter Roy Eldridge, and the organist Wild Bill Davis. Sleeve artwork was painted by David Stone Martin.

The album is Ella's only example of recording an entire album of blues songs.

Track listing[edit]

For the 1964 Verve LP release; Verve V6-4060; Re-issued in 1990 on CD, Verve 829 536-2

Side One:

  1. "Jailhouse Blues" (Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams) – 5:25
  2. "In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)" (Leroy Carr, Don Raye) – 4:27
  3. "See See Rider" (Ma Rainey) – 2:39
  4. "You Don't Know My Mind" (Gray, Virginia Liston, Williams) – 4:49
  5. "Trouble in Mind" (Richard M. Jones) – 3:31

Side Two:

  1. "How Long, How Long Blues" (Leroy Carr) – 3:57
  2. "Cherry Red" (Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner) – 4:09
  3. "Downhearted Blues" (Lovie Austin, Alberta Hunter) – 3:08
  4. "St. Louis Blues" (W. C. Handy) – 6:28
  5. "Hear Me Talkin' to Ya" (Louis Armstrong) – 3:01



  1. ^ "These are the Blues". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-07-30.